Entries by Sarah Goodman

How Stantiko Click-Fraud Bot Butchers CPA’s

The Stantinko bot-net, which is distributed across 500,000 computers is butchering marketing CPA’s. The bot-net receiving advertising click-fraud fame in 2012, has been sleeping, but now “new and improved.” Stantinko uses a computer’s FileTour application as its initial infection vector, uninstalling programs and simultaneously installing the Stantinko bot-net in the background, residing there for years. […]

C3 In Washington Post For Its “Quirky & Enviable Perks”

C3 Metrics was listed as one of America’s Small & Medium sized companies with the best “quirky & enviable perks.” Here it is: QUIRKY PERKS: Monthly massages, Uber and Lyft rides. WHO’S OFFERING THEM: C3 Metrics, a Portsmouth, New Hampshire-based company that analyzes advertising and website viewership, with about 40 employees. WHY: “Technology work can […]

Was Elon Musk Wrong?

Elon Musk recently stated Artificial Intelligence was an existential threat to humanity. However, the founding director of MIT’s Computer Science and AI Lab, and co-founder alluded to Musk being mistaken. This wasn’t the first time Elon Musk warned of Artificial Intelligence being used for dangerous ends. In a Fortune video interview August 2016, Musk illustrated […]